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Job 41 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook? Or press down his tongue with a cord? 1 "Can you pull in the leviathan with a fishhook or tie down his tongue with a rope?
2 "Can you put a rope in his nose Or pierce his jaw with a hook? 2 Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?
3 "Will he make many supplications to you, Or will he speak to you soft words? 3 Will he keep begging you for mercy? Will he speak to you with gentle words?
4 "Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him for a servant forever? 4 Will he make an agreement with you for you to take him as your slave for life?
5 "Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens? 5 Can you make a pet of him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?
6 "Will the traders bargain over him? Will they divide him among the merchants? 6 Will traders barter for him? Will they divide him up among the merchants?
7 "Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? 7 Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?
8 "Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle; you will not do it again! 8 If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!
9 "Behold, your expectation is false; Will you be laid low even at the sight of him? 9 Any hope of subduing him is false; the mere sight of him is overpowering.
10 "No one is so fierce that he dares to arouse him; Who then is he that can stand before Me? 10 No one is fierce enough to rouse him. Who then is able to stand against me?
11 "Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine. 11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
12 "I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, Or his mighty strength, or his orderly frame. 12 "I will not fail to speak of his limbs, his strength and his graceful form.
13 "Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can come within his double mail? 13 Who can strip off his outer coat? Who would approach him with a bridle?
14 "Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror. 14 Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?
15 "His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal. 15 His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together;
16 "One is so near to another That no air can come between them. 16 each is so close to the next that no air can pass between.
17 "They are joined one to another; They clasp each other and cannot be separated. 17 They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.
18 "His sneezes flash forth light, And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 18 His snorting throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like the rays of dawn.
19 "Out of his mouth go burning torches; Sparks of fire leap forth. 19 Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
20 "Out of his nostrils smoke goes forth As from a boiling pot and burning rushes. 20 Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
21 "His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes forth from his mouth. 21 His breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.
22 "In his neck lodges strength, And dismay leaps before him. 22 Strength resides in his neck; dismay goes before him.
23 "The folds of his flesh are joined together, Firm on him and immovable . 23 The folds of his flesh are tightly joined; they are firm and immovable.
24 "His heart is as hard as a stone, Even as hard as a lower millstone. 24 His chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
25 "When he raises himself up, the mighty fear; Because of the crashing they are bewildered. 25 When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his thrashing.
26 "The sword that reaches him cannot avail, Nor the spear, the dart or the javelin. 26 The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
27 "He regards iron as straw, Bronze as rotten wood. 27 Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.
28 "The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones are turned into stubble for him. 28 Arrows do not make him flee; slingstones are like chaff to him.
29 "Clubs are regarded as stubble; He laughs at the rattling of the javelin. 29 A club seems to him but a piece of straw; he laughs at the rattling of the lance.
30 "His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire. 30 His undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
31 "He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment. 31 He makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 "Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired. 32 Behind him he leaves a glistening wake; one would think the deep had white hair.
33 "Nothing on earth is like him, One made without fear. 33 Nothing on earth is his equal-- a creature without fear.
34 "He looks on everything that is high; He is king over all the sons of pride." 34 He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud."